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Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Monday that third-year receiver Stedman Bailey, who was shot twice in the head Nov. 24, may never again play football.
Bailey underwent surgery the next day. His injuries were never considered life-threatening and he has been improving, but his injuries may have ended his NFL career.
“We’ll take care of Sted,” Fisher said of Bailey, who was eligible to return from a four-game suspension this week but instead will be placed on the NFL’s non-football injury list. “From a health standpoint, there’s a chance that he doesn’t play. However, based on what he’s done over the last 10 days, he may surprise everybody.”
Bailey, who is from Mira-mar, Fla., suffered a head wound after getting shot twice while sitting in a vehicle with three relatives in Miami Gardens.
A third-round pick out of West Virginia in 2013, the 25-year-old Bailey had 12 catches for 182 yards and a touchdown this season. Over his brief career, Bailey has 59 catches for 843 yards and two scores. He also had a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown in 2014.